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Posted on: September 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 1000 Books Before Kindergarten - Kickoff Celebration at Bentonville Public Library


Bentonville, AR: "1000 Books Before Kindergarten": Fostering Early Literacy and a Love for Reading. We're kicking off Bentonville Public Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative with a morning of library fun on Saturday, September 30th at 10:00 AM. Come register for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, meet Pete the Cat and Llama Llama Red Pajama, and explore hands-on early literacy stations. 


Each year following this launch, we will host a celebration for all the children who have completed the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten goal! Registration is ongoing if you can't make it to the kick-off celebration. You can register at any time at BPL after the event.  

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an impactful initiative to promote early literacy and instill a lifelong love for reading in young children. With the immense benefits of early discovery of books and stories, this program encourages parents, caregivers, and families to embark on a literary journey with their little ones.

 The concept behind the program is simple yet powerful: reading 1000 books before starting kindergarten. While the goal might seem ambitious, it's important to note that the emphasis is not solely on reaching a specific number. Instead, the program highlights the process of engaging children in regular reading sessions, fostering meaningful interactions, and creating a nurturing reading environment.

Participating in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten with Bentonville Public Library is simple and accessible. Families can register their children at Bentonville Public Library. Upon registration, families receive reading logs in their folders to record each book read with their child. For every 100 books read, children are celebrated and rewarded for their progress, further fueling their enthusiasm for reading.

The benefits of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten extend beyond the early years. Children actively participating in this program develop a strong foundation for future academic success, become confident readers, and cultivate a lifelong passion for learning. This initiative equips children with the tools to thrive in school and beyond by nurturing early literacy skills.

Join 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at Bentonville Public Library and embark on a remarkable journey of discovery, imagination, and language development with your child. Let's build a brighter future, one book at a time.

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